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Steve Vai Tickets, Tour Dates and Concerts
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Concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past

Steve Vai merchamazonview store

Vai/Gash Black
$24.84
Inviolate
$27.98
Alien Love Secrets
$12.98
Sex & Religion
$12.68
Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A.
$17.30
The Story of Light
$13.77
Where The Other Wild Things Are
$9.15
Where The Wild Things Are
$13.98
Mystery Tracks - Archives Vol. 3
$13.97
The Elusive Light and Sound Vol.1
$13.02
Alive In An Ultra World
$25.72
The Ultra Zone
$1.99
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Steve Vai's tour

Live Photos of Steve Vai

Steve Vai at Rochester, NY in Kodak Center 2024
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Fan Reviews

John Mauceri
April 8th 2024
Amazing, a virtuoso on the guitar. The man knows how to put on the show! Joe Satriani was also incredible in his own way, and when they played together, they blew the roof off the Palace theater! It's also great to see two amazingly talented guitarists show their respect for each other when playing together!
Waterbury, CT@
Palace Theater
Andrew
February 7th 2024
Steve, Joe, Eric, the guests, and the bands were totally on fire. Perhaps, one of the most incredible guitar shows out there. This was my third time seeing Joe live, and fourth -- Steve. Big fan! Enjoy hearing them every time, hope to see them again soon.
Oakland, CA@
Fox Theater
Craig
November 8th 2023
Fantastic show from Steve at the beautiful Anita’s Theatre at Thirroul. A while after booking this he announced a show at the Enmore which was considerably closer for me. However, I already had decent seats and had not been to Anita’s Theatre so thought I would leave it as is. Great show with 2 hours of pure Vai (with a brilliant drum solo 2/3 of the way in) plus threw in one of the crew singing opera towards the end (great voice)…I actually fooled a few mates by posting a photo of said opera singer and saying Wolfgang Van Halen made a special appearance🤣. Band was very tight and they got the sound mix just about right. The appearance of the Beast later in the show was memorable. Vai by his own admission stuffed the start of one song and had to restart but at least he owned it and made up for it with an exceptional performance on the restart. Crowd were really into it and it was so great to see so many young fans (young teenagers and younger kids) at a show featuring one of the modern guitar greats. So glad I made the 1 1/2 hour trek to see the mighty Steve Vai.
Thirroul, Australia@
Anita's Theatre Thirroul
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About Steve Vai

Steven Siro Vai (born 6th June, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer and record producer.

When growing up, the young Vai became interested in rock giants such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper (Glen Buxton) and Jimmy Page leading him to take up the guitar. Prior to attending Berklee College of Music, Steve frequently jammed with his teacher Joe Satriani and played in numerous local bands. He has acknowledged the influence of many guitarists, including Jeff Beck, fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth and, of course, Zappa.

Steve's career was launched by his fascination with Zappa's music. A persistent rumour at Berklee tells how Steve would skip classes, spending time in the school's library transcribing Zappa's works by ear. Steve mailed transcriptions of Zappa's guitar solos to him, and after meeting Vai for the first time Zappa was so impressed with the abilities of the young musician, he hired him to transcribe his seemingly endless array of experimental symphonic rock. In these formative stages of his career, Vai's talent was showcased on such songs as "Moggio" and "Stevie's Spanking".

While employed by Zappa, Vai would at times tour with Zappa's band and engage in a friendly competition with the audience, wherein audience members could bring in musical scores and see if Vai could sight-read them on the spot; Steve Vai is also known to have perfect pitch. Zappa referred to Steve as his "little Italian virtuoso"; he was listed in liner notes as "stunt guitarist". Steve's transcription skills can be seen in 'The Frank Zappa Guitar Book', a collection of transcribed solos released in 1983.

After leaving Zappa in 1982 he moved to California where he recorded his first album "Flex-Able" and performed in a couple of bands. In 1984 he replaced Yngwie Malmsteen as lead guitarist in Alcatrazz with whom he recorded the album "Disturbing the Peace".

Later in 1985 Vai joined former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth's newly assembled group (which also featured acclaimed bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette) to record the multi-platinum albums "Eat'em And Smile" and "Skyscraper". These albums, along with their accompanying videos and arena tours, significantly enhanced Vai's reputation and popularity. At the time, Roth engaged in a war of words with the members of Van Halen; many commentators favorably compared Vai's guitar-playing to Eddie Van Halen's.

Following 1988's popular Skyscraper Tour, Vai left David Lee Roth's band. In 1989 Vai stepped into guitarist Adrian Vandenberg's shoes to record with British rock-group Whitesnake after Vandenberg injured his wrist shortly before recording was due to begin for the album "Slip of the Tongue".
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Genres:
Instrumental, Other
Hometown:
Carle Place, New York

Concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past

Live Photos of Steve Vai

Steve Vai at Rochester, NY in Kodak Center 2024
View All Photos

Steve Vai merchamazonview store

Vai/Gash Black
$24.84
Inviolate
$27.98
Alien Love Secrets
$12.98
Sex & Religion
$12.68
Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A.
$17.30
The Story of Light
$13.77
Where The Other Wild Things Are
$9.15
Where The Wild Things Are
$13.98
Mystery Tracks - Archives Vol. 3
$13.97
The Elusive Light and Sound Vol.1
$13.02
Alive In An Ultra World
$25.72
The Ultra Zone
$1.99
View All
Steve Vai's tour

Fan Reviews

John Mauceri
April 8th 2024
Amazing, a virtuoso on the guitar. The man knows how to put on the show! Joe Satriani was also incredible in his own way, and when they played together, they blew the roof off the Palace theater! It's also great to see two amazingly talented guitarists show their respect for each other when playing together!
Waterbury, CT@
Palace Theater
Andrew
February 7th 2024
Steve, Joe, Eric, the guests, and the bands were totally on fire. Perhaps, one of the most incredible guitar shows out there. This was my third time seeing Joe live, and fourth -- Steve. Big fan! Enjoy hearing them every time, hope to see them again soon.
Oakland, CA@
Fox Theater
Craig
November 8th 2023
Fantastic show from Steve at the beautiful Anita’s Theatre at Thirroul. A while after booking this he announced a show at the Enmore which was considerably closer for me. However, I already had decent seats and had not been to Anita’s Theatre so thought I would leave it as is. Great show with 2 hours of pure Vai (with a brilliant drum solo 2/3 of the way in) plus threw in one of the crew singing opera towards the end (great voice)…I actually fooled a few mates by posting a photo of said opera singer and saying Wolfgang Van Halen made a special appearance🤣. Band was very tight and they got the sound mix just about right. The appearance of the Beast later in the show was memorable. Vai by his own admission stuffed the start of one song and had to restart but at least he owned it and made up for it with an exceptional performance on the restart. Crowd were really into it and it was so great to see so many young fans (young teenagers and younger kids) at a show featuring one of the modern guitar greats. So glad I made the 1 1/2 hour trek to see the mighty Steve Vai.
Thirroul, Australia@
Anita's Theatre Thirroul
View More Fan Reviews

About Steve Vai

Steven Siro Vai (born 6th June, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer and record producer.

When growing up, the young Vai became interested in rock giants such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper (Glen Buxton) and Jimmy Page leading him to take up the guitar. Prior to attending Berklee College of Music, Steve frequently jammed with his teacher Joe Satriani and played in numerous local bands. He has acknowledged the influence of many guitarists, including Jeff Beck, fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth and, of course, Zappa.

Steve's career was launched by his fascination with Zappa's music. A persistent rumour at Berklee tells how Steve would skip classes, spending time in the school's library transcribing Zappa's works by ear. Steve mailed transcriptions of Zappa's guitar solos to him, and after meeting Vai for the first time Zappa was so impressed with the abilities of the young musician, he hired him to transcribe his seemingly endless array of experimental symphonic rock. In these formative stages of his career, Vai's talent was showcased on such songs as "Moggio" and "Stevie's Spanking".

While employed by Zappa, Vai would at times tour with Zappa's band and engage in a friendly competition with the audience, wherein audience members could bring in musical scores and see if Vai could sight-read them on the spot; Steve Vai is also known to have perfect pitch. Zappa referred to Steve as his "little Italian virtuoso"; he was listed in liner notes as "stunt guitarist". Steve's transcription skills can be seen in 'The Frank Zappa Guitar Book', a collection of transcribed solos released in 1983.

After leaving Zappa in 1982 he moved to California where he recorded his first album "Flex-Able" and performed in a couple of bands. In 1984 he replaced Yngwie Malmsteen as lead guitarist in Alcatrazz with whom he recorded the album "Disturbing the Peace".

Later in 1985 Vai joined former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth's newly assembled group (which also featured acclaimed bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette) to record the multi-platinum albums "Eat'em And Smile" and "Skyscraper". These albums, along with their accompanying videos and arena tours, significantly enhanced Vai's reputation and popularity. At the time, Roth engaged in a war of words with the members of Van Halen; many commentators favorably compared Vai's guitar-playing to Eddie Van Halen's.

Following 1988's popular Skyscraper Tour, Vai left David Lee Roth's band. In 1989 Vai stepped into guitarist Adrian Vandenberg's shoes to record with British rock-group Whitesnake after Vandenberg injured his wrist shortly before recording was due to begin for the album "Slip of the Tongue".
Show More
Genres:
Instrumental, Other
Hometown:
Carle Place, New York

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